“Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” is the first of three exhibitions set inside a former station waiting room, and invites viewers to share a moment of quiet reflection with the artists inside this busy train stop. Platform 1 Gallery on Wandsworth Common Station has joined Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2016 for a series of exhibitions from 6-22 May 2016.
A momentary reverie in paintings and new media
Artists Kelise Franclemont and Antonia Jackson stage an exhibition of fine art including paintings, sound work, installation, and several interactive artworks all looking at memories recorded in the passage of time or while on a journey.
“Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” takes its first inspiration from the poem of the same title by Baudelaire, written in the late 1800s, in which he relays his own travel memories in effluent and touching language – and becomes an apt focal point for the context of this contemporary exhibition, staged inside the former ladies’ waiting room of Wandsworth Common Station (built 1856).
“L’invitation au voyage” is the first of three exhibitions scheduled in Platform 1 Gallery, in conjunction with Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2016, the annual festival of performance and other creative arts which runs from 6 to 22 May 2016.
Through the exhibition, Antonia and Kelise invite their visitors of all ages into their creative process, using interactive artworks to share stories through fragrance, postcards, or sounds, all taken from their own travels.
More links and info about ‘Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage’
- Read about “Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” on Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2016 website
- Find out more about the artists by clicking to their websites:
- Platform 1 Gallery is on Wandsworth Common Station (yes, right INSIDE the station!)
- Listen in to an interview about Platform 1 Gallery and our exhibition “Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” by Jean Somerville for Wandsworth Radio – 12 May 2016
Exhibition details: “Fragments and Traces: l’invitation au voyage” runs from 5-8 May 2016 at Platform 1 Gallery, Wandsworth Common Station, London, SW12 8SG (entrance to the station and Platform 1 Gallery from Jaggard Way). Free; step-free access. Family friendly!
Fri 6 May 2016: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sat 7 May 2016: 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sun 8 May 2016: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm